Tal & Groethuysen
Yaara Tal and Andreas Groethuysen are one of the world’s best piano duos. Probably currently the best.
(Susanne Benda, Stuttgarter Nachrichten, May 2015)
The Israeli pianist Yaara Tal and her German partner Andreas Groethuysen are one of the world´s leading piano duos and perform regularly at such prominent venues as the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, the Philharmonies Berlin, Cologne and Munich, Teatro alla Scala Milano, Musikhalle Hamburg, Hongkong Arts Festival, Frick Collection New York, Forbidden City Concert Hall Peking, Piano-Festival La Roque d´Anthéron, Salzburger Festspiele, Musikverein Vienna, Tonhalle Zürich - to name only a few.
Besides an unsurpassed homogenity and spontanity in their playing, the duo displays great creativity in their recital programmes which feature unjustly neglected musical treasures in addition to the standard repertoire, as for example the “Concerto for two pianos and orchestra” of Ralph Vaughan Williams – which they played with Gewandhausorchester and Musikkollegium Winterthur, amongst others, or works for two pianos and chamber orchestra by Czerny, Lipatti, Bach and Veress.